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Star Wars Travel: A Look at ‘Rogue One’ Filming Locations

Star Wars Travel: A Look at ‘Rogue One’ Filming Locations


Seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yet? Curious about some of the locations that they used in filming? Disney has released a new video that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the filming and some of the amazing locations used, including Jordan, the Maldives and Iceland! And we already have a list of must-visit Rogue One filming locations below!

Rogue One Filming Locations

5 Must-See Rogue One Filming Locations

Rogue One Filming Locations
Reynisfjarablack, Iceland

Reynisfjarablack, Iceland
A 20-minute drive from Vik in Southern Iceland, the black sand beach of Reynisfjarablack is the setting for planet Eadu in Rogue One.

Rogue One Filming Locations - Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Station, London, England, UK (Death Star)
Used as a setting for an Imperial base in Rogue One, London’s Canary Wharf is quite noticeable in the film. The station was designed by the renowned architect Sir Norman Foster and is stationed on the Jubilee line, between Canada Water and North Greenwich.

Rogue One Filming Locations - Krafla, Iceland
Krafla volcano, Iceland

Krafla, Iceland
The volcanic crater in Krafla as well as Lake Mývatn’s rock formations are not only featured in Rogue One to create the eerie planet of Eadu, but they’ve also appeared in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Rogue One Filming Locations - Maldives
Gan in Indian Ocean, Maldives

Gan, Maldives (final battle on Planet Scarif)
Gan is one of the largest islands in Maldives, and it provided the filming location for the planet Scarif. While the explosions in the final battle scene were shot in Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England, many of the battle scenes were actually shot on location in Gan.

Rogue One Filming Locations - Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan (Planet Jedha)
Does this location look familiar? Probably because it was used as the main filming location for 2015’s The Martian starring Matt Damon. It was also used as planet Jedha in Rogue One.

Already planning your next vacation to a few of these? You’re not alone, we’re doing the same! We’ll be putting together more information on Star Wars filming locations in the new year! So be sure to keep checking back! And in the meantime, let us know what filming locations you most want to visit most from Rogue One or Star Wars!

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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